Deborah L. Kremer

Deborah Kremer

joined King & Spalding in 2000 as an attorney with the Discovery Center and leads document reviews for the firm’s clients. She has extensive experience in pre-trial discovery in mass tort litigation, including the representation of manufacturers of pharmaceutical and tobacco products. She has developed particular expertise in managing cost-efficient electronic discovery in large-scale, multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Mrs. Kremer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. She graduated, cum laude, from Stetson University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1992. She is admitted to practice in Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Mrs. Kremer’s experience includes:

Coordinating all aspects of discovery in defense of several manufacturers in nationwide products liability litigation, including drafting responses to document requests/interrogatories, developing document collection scope statements, drafting document retention analyses, identifying key custodians, collecting hard copy and electronic documents, reviewing documents for responsiveness, privilege and confidentiality, producing responsive documents and providing “defensive needs” support to merits counsel.

Training and supervising up to 30 attorneys in pharmaceutical litigation.

Training and managing a review team in pharmaceutical product liability litigation and supervising their review activities which included drafting deficiency letters and medical record review of over 5,000 plaintiffs.

Assisting a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical manufacturer involved in nationwide litigation defend challenges to privilege assertions made on over 3,000 documents, including the preparation of affidavits for client witnesses and documents for in-camera review by the court.

Coordinating the collection of hard copy and electronic documents with client IT departments and outside vendors and identified document review populations through document search and analysis.

Coordinating electronic analysis of voluminous paper document collection to identify duplicate documents for consistent identification of privileged and significant documents.

Preparing budgets, project proposals and status reports for clients concerning document collections, reviews and productions.

Coordinating and drafting responses to discovery requests in smoking and health litigation in connection with King & Spalding’s role as national discovery counsel for a cigarette manufacturer.

Litigation Technology Experience

Through her significant involvement in training and supervising attorney review teams, as well as her experience collecting, processing and producing documents, Mrs. Kremer regularly participates in the selection and supervision of vendors. She also has experience drafting and developing review team plans and protocols. She has extensive knowledge and experience of document review and litigation support systems including Applied Discovery’s Online Review Application (ORA), CaseCentral, Concordance, Introspect, IPro, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Relativity, Ringtail and Summation iBlaze.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Toxic Tort Litigation , 2) Discovery Center , 3) E-Discovery , 4) Environmental Litigation , 5) Healthcare Litigation , 6) Marketing & Advertising Litigation , 7) Pharma/Biotech/Med Devices , 8) Product Liability Litigation , 9) Contracts and Business Torts and 10) Intellectual Property
Law School J.D., magna cum laude, Stetson University College of Law
Education B.A., Stetson University
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association,State Bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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